My name is Emma Richards, I am the Centre Director at Goodstart Mentone.
I have worked with Goodstart for over 6 wonderful years.
I am proud to lead a team of powerful and enthusiastic educators and teachers, together with our children, families and local community we create a home away from home.
My vision as a leader is based on a solid understanding that the first 5 years of life, shapes who we become.
Thus I am passionate about providing a safe and nurturing circle of security which enables children by developing a safe base which supports them to grow confidence and begin their journey to independence.
I strive to create an environment which directly reflects our local community, ensuring to involve our families and direct community within decision making, by doing this we are creating the opportunity for everyone to have their say, and making decisions which are reflective, collaborative and meaningful to our families and our community.
You can expect to be welcomed to a warm, safe, intellectualy stimulating and nurturing atmosphere, where all children, educators and families feel valued, empowered and connected.
We cannot wait to get to know you and your family, and to welcome you into ours.